Are You Using the Right Lubricant in Your Fleet?
Proper lubrication is a critical component to improve efficiency of your fleet and reduce operating costs. By not using the right lubricant, you run the risk of higher maintenance costs, increased wear, operational downtime, and most detrimentally, long-term damage.
There are a number of factors to evaluate when choosing the right lubricant. Some of the most important areas you should consider when selecting a lubricant for your equipment or fleet include:
What are the operating conditions?
An important first step in lubrication is to understand your application’s operating conditions. Lubricants are designed to reduce friction and wear, protect against corrosion, and control contamination and temperature. Understanding what challenges may be encountered by your fleet and its unique operating conditions is the first step in choosing the right lubricant.
What’s it made of?
Next, it’s important to understand the composition of your chosen lubricant. Varying additives to base oils are used to produce lubricants. These ingredients can have a significant impact on the performance of your lubricant as it relates to shear stability, pumpability, and heat and water resistance.
We know choosing the right lubricant can be complicated, especially when you have so many factors and varying formulations to consider. That’s why we’re here to help. Our team of lubrication experts are trained to help you make the best decision as it relates to your specific operation and equipment.
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